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Child's Christmas Wish List: A Bed to Sleep On

Posted at 4:41 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 17:42:03-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you ask most children what they want for Christmas you might hear the normal collection of toys, games, an iPad, or an iPhone.

But, for thousands of children in the Kansas City area, the Christmas gift they want is a bed to sleep on.

To help fulfill that Christmas wish, the organization Sleepyhead Beds has come to the rescue.

The non-profit started back in 2010 after the founder discovered many local kids did not have a bed to sleep on.

In their first year, Sleepyhead Beds delivered 1,200 beds to Kansas City area children. Through the years, their service has grown. Now Sleepyhead Beds delivers around 3,000 beds to local children, and they hope next year that number can go up to 4,000 beds.

To fulfill all those orders, the organization is getting some help from one local company.

On Monday Crowley Furniture donated 60 new beds to the organization worth around $12,000.

"Every child needs a new bed, a better healthier life exists when you have a better night's sleep, and we truly believe in that, so every child we can help makes it a little better for our community," said Greg Crowley, owner of Crowley furniture.

The week before Christmas is one of the busiest times for the organization, making the donation from Crowley furniture even more exciting.

"It is especially fitting around Christmas time because this week we will be getting calls from people who are trying to play Santa Clause. They had a child in their life who asked Santa for a bed to sleep on, so we will be trying to fulfill those needs," said Jamie Berry, executive director for Sleepyhead Beds.

If you want to help there are multiple ways. You can either donate a gently used mattress, or provide a financial donation. Learn more about the mission of Sleepyhead Beds.